Guardians of Israel

Our Guardians of Israel program helps ease the suffering of Israel’s most needy, providing food, clothing, and basic essentials for survival. Through your support we provide companionship and dignity to those with no one to care for them. Just as the Guardian of Israel “neither sleeps nor slumbers,” through your loving care we help needy Israelis and support God’s people with support and emergency assistance.

Guardians of Israel

Wartime Food Deliveries

IFCJ Canada  |  December 28, 2023
Yosef and Ruth live in the Holy Land and have been married for 60 years. And for Yosef, an 84-year-old Holocaust survivor, this is the second time he’s faced war firsthand.
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You Are Her Ray of Light

IFCJ Canada  |  December 22, 2023
“God heard my prayers and saved us. Every time they tried to break down the door, I chanted the ‘Shema Yisrael’ (Hear, O Israel) prayer, and God heard me.”
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Relying on Faith and The Fellowship

IFCJ Canada  |  December 12, 2023
Can you believe Faina’s neighbour physically carries her to take cover when terrorist rockets fall? “I can’t walk by myself, so my neighbour carries me out on his back every time during the siren,” Faina says.
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‘Your Help Is Saving My Life’

IFCJ Canada  |  January 5, 2023
Dunka, a Holocaust survivor who has spent all of her 92 years in Ukraine, has lived a long life. But she never imagined that in her old days, she’d relive the horrors of World War II all over again.
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Keeping Her Faith

IFCJ Canada  |  September 1, 2022
Betya worries about her family who are left back in Ukraine, where the ongoing war threatens them each day.
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Seeing Bronya Smile

IFCJ Canada  |  August 22, 2022
86-years old, Bronya lives outside the Holy City of Jerusalem, in the Holy Land of Israel, her people’s historic and biblical homeland.
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Supporting Sibo

IFCJ Canada  |  August 9, 2022
Sibo is an 84-year-old Holocaust survivor living in the Israeli city of Netanya. Despite at last living in Israel, her historic and biblical homeland, Sibo still found herself all alone and in need of help, after a lifetime of hardship, until IFCJ Canada stepped in to support her.
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"Surviving Has Never Been An Easy Job"

IFCJ Canada  |  July 26, 2022
Malka’s childhood story is heart wrenching. Not only did she experience suffering and losses during World War II, but she also survived homelessness, extreme poverty and hunger during the post-war years. She tells her story and takes long pauses after each sentence, giving herself time to relive her memories.
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Help and Hope in the Holy Land

IFCJ Canada  |  July 19, 2022
Svetlana’s grandmother used to say, “Keep our family history, and know it well.” And that’s what Svetlana has done, passing her family history and faith to the next generations, including IFCJ Canada volunteers who visit the elderly Holocaust survivor in her humble home near the biblical city of Nazareth.
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A Life of Hardship

IFCJ Canada  |  November 4, 2021
As 85-year-old Victor volunteers both at a Fellowship-supported soup kitchen, as well as an interpreter for Israel’s courts, those he helps would never know the hard life this gentle man has faced.
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All That We Have

IFCJ Canada  |  August 26, 2021
Before the past year and a half, Yamikar’s family lived a simple life. Gathering for simple meals after work at Ben Gurion Airport — where the 43-year-old Ethiopian olim (immigrant) worked in the kitchen and her husband carried luggage — the couple and their six children gave thanks to God for giving them a home in the Holy Land, their biblical and historic homeland, where they can practice their Jewish faith during the High Holy Days and all year round.
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Being Alone is the Most Difficult Part

IFCJ Canada  |  June 3, 2021
Thirty years ago, Magda made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) from Romania with her husband. The childless couple realized one of the dreams they’d long shared.

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